An authoritative handbook, this volume offers both a comprehensive review of the current science of mindfulness and a guide to its ongoing evolution. Leading scholars explore mindfulness in the context of contemporary psychological theories of attention, perceptual processing, motivation, and behavior, as well as within a rich cross-disciplinary dialogue with the contemplative traditions. After surveying basic research from neurobiological, cognitive, emotional/affective, and interpersonal perspectives, the book delves into applications of mindfulness practice in healthy and clinical populations, reviewing a growing evidence base. Examined are interventions for behavioral and emotion dysregulation disorders, depression, anxiety, and addictions, and for physical health conditions.
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Number of pages: 466
Weight: 1038 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 33 mm
"With the exponential growth of mindfulness science over the past 30 years, this book offers a timely and inclusive snapshot of how we now define mindfulness and how it might work, the ways it integrates with current psychological theory, and how it is being applied to help improve well-being and reduce suffering. For clinicians and researchers newly interested in mindfulness, this book will provide a thorough review. For those with more experience in this area, too, the volume will most certainly provide refreshing insights and perspectives."--Mark A. Lau, PhD, Vancouver CBT Center and Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada
"Finally, the most comprehensive work on mindfulness! This handbook sums up the current state of the research and clinical applications and offers insightful discussions of multiple aspects of mindfulness. The chapters are written in a clear and interesting fashion by highly respected experts. This is useful reading for advanced students in psychology and cognitive sciences as well as health care professionals, and will be 'unputdownable' for anyone interested in learning more about mindfulness. I wholeheartedly recommend this excellent book."--Britta Hoelzel, PhD, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital and Department of Neuroradiology, Technical University of Munich, Germany
"The mindfulness literature is growing so fast that keeping up can seem impossible. This volume helps tremendously. Ancient Buddhist teachings and their relationship to contemporary Western scientific approaches are thoughtfully discussed. Theoretical viewpoints, measurement issues, and basic research findings on the brain, cognition, and emotion are covered in depth, as are mindfulness-based interventions for healthy individuals and those with mental and physical health problems. This is an outstanding volume from a distinguished group of contributors."--Ruth A. Baer, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky
"A welcome and needed addition to the burgeoning literature of mindfulness. Readers get a solid grasp of the historical roots and current applications of mindfulness and are introduced to psychological models--both well established and more recent--that provide a context for understanding the effects of contemplative practices on body, brain, and mind. Various levels of analysis are provided, including neurobiological, cognitive, affective and psychological perspectives. The emphasis on empirical research and reasoned argument will make this volume an invaluable text for graduate-level courses."--Tony Toneatto, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada
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